By the nick of their teeth

This is a nice congruent conflation of “in the nick of time” and “by the skin of their teeth” (just barely).  “Skin” and “nick” are both four letter words with a “k” and an “n”.  Kudos to Curioussteph for uttering this one unintentionally and sending it in.



One Comment on “By the nick of their teeth”

  1. curioussteph says:

    And the funny thing is, when this came up in my feed, it had a vague familiarity to it, as if, Oh, I’ve heard that, too. Not–that’s the one I said.

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